Ruling Law and Justice leads latest election poll
Poland’s governing party Law and Justice (PiS) would place first, if elections were held in the coming days, a recent poll by United Surveys shows.
PiS would receive 33.1 percent of the vote, while the Civic Platform (PO), the main opposition party, would come in second with 24.7-percent support, according to a poll carried out for the Wirtualna Polska website.
The Poland 2050 party would place third with 10.7 percent of the declared votes, followed by the Left, with 9.4-percent backing and the right-wing Confederation with 6.3-percent support.
Compared to the June survey, Poland 2050 recorded the biggest gain in voter support - by 3.7 pps.
Wirtualna Polska wrote that in line with the July poll results PiS would take 196 parliamentary seats, KO - 141, Poland 2050 - 50, the Left - 41 and Confederation - 21.
The Polish People's Party (PSL) - Polish Coalition with 4.6 percent backing would be below the threshold required to win seats in the Sejm, lower house of parliament.
At the same time, 11.2 percent of the respondents said they were undecided.
According to Wirtualna Polska, "after the proportional distribution of votes of the undecided, the PSL would eventually exceed the 5-percent election threshold and win 10 seats in the Sejm."
The poll was conducted on a representative national sample of 1,000 people on July 1-2.